The Environmental Health Program is the county’s environmental and consumer health resource center. The Environmental Health Program consists of two separate programs: the Environmental Program and the Consumer Health Program.
The Environmental Program serves the entire county as the environmental protection arm of the NJDEP, and as such, provides environmental enforcement, environmental education and the provision of regulatory compliance services for county government. Programs focus on air, water and noise pollution, hazardous waste, emergency response, solid waste, pesticides and underground storage tanks.
Food Safety Program:
The BCDHS has been offering food safety training since 1992. Over the years the programs have grown to meet the needs of the ever growing food industry as well as the culturally diverse population of Bergen County.
Consumer Health Program:
The Consumer Health Program is the umbrella service that includes sanitary protection, public health nuisance inspections, environmental health investigations and training. Health inspection supervisors and staff work to serve contracting communities and county government. These services are part of the department's contractual agreements, which facilitate municipal compliance with state public health regulations. A combination of supervisory and direct services is provided to 30 contracting towns.